Special equipment: Special equipment: a round mold, such as the lid to a peanut butter jar or other round container
Divide the ground beef into approximately 2 equal portions. Set aside. Line a round mold, such as a lid to a peanut butter jar, with plastic wrap. Pat half of the ground beef into the round mold. Layer with the cheese and bacon, being careful not to go too close to the edges. Cover with the other half of the ground beef. Press together the edges of the ground beef together to seal. Remove the patty from the mold.
Heat the oil in a skillet or over high heat. Cook the patty to desired doneness. Serve plain or on a bun, as desired.
Recipe courtesy of Bill Blair at Hackney's Restaurant, Glenview, IL